Everyone has made it back home after weekend one of Wood Badge course S9-114. It was a great weekend and probably a bit of a challenge for some as they defined their vision for scouting and completed five goals. They are spending the time between the courses to refine these goals and make sure they will work within their units. Participants will be encouraged to have these goals approved by weekend two so they can spend their time having fun.

When writing goals for this website I had settled on two or three but I realized that I need to stretch myself and come up with five, just like everyone else. Here are my five S.M.A.R.T Goals with “What” statements.

S.M.A.R.T. Goal #1
To provide timely and specific information in support of the next Wood Badge course in the Greater Alabama Coucil

What: I will post stories about the course, the people on the course and why someone should participate in the course.

S.M.A.R.T. Goal #2
To be the historian of past Wood Badge Courses in the Greater Alabama Council

What: I will collect and post information about each course including staff and participants names, course patches and any other information that may be interesting to the reader.

S.M.A.R.T. Goal #3
To provide information on the history of Wood Badge to visitors of the web site.

What: I will post information about how Wood Badge was started along with symbols of Wood Badge.

S.M.A.R.T. Goal #4
To give participants and staff an outlet to share their Wood Badge experience(s)

What: I will post stories submitted to me as posts and in the section about “Our Reasons” to join.

S.M.A.R.T. Goal #5
To bring Wood Bage to social media channels

What: I will cross-post stories and information to different social media channels to reach out to younger scouters and current scouts.

The completion of the approved five goals are what are needed to be beaded and receive the leather woggle and mauve scarve. It is our hope that this is just the beginning. How many additional goals can you complete as a scouter?